January 2012 Posts

Jan 23, 2012

Survey RTL support for Right-to-Left text direction

We have added full support for Right-to-Left text direction for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew from the beginning of Inqwise development.

Support for languages written in a Right-to-Left direction is easy - it's just a matter of overwriting all the horizontal positioning attributes of CSS stylesheet.

While other online survey tools offer some kind of CSS text editor to alter the survey skin settings from LTR to RTL and vice versa, we provide a much easier method for this task, we only added a checkbox. (See screenshot)

Survey Settings -> RTL support

So to enable RTL support for a survey, just go to "Survey Settings" page, and scroll down the screen until the section "Right-to-Left (RTL)", select the checkbox "Enable Right-to-Left (RTL) text direction support" and save your changes by clicking the button "Save Changes", that's all.

We did our best to provide our customers the fastest way to change a survey skin to be RTL friendly.

We have created 2 examples for both Arabic and Hebrew languages.

Arabic Right-to-Left survey example

Hebrew Right-to-Left survey example

We hope you have enjoyed our service.

Best regards,
The Inqwise Team

Tags: RTL, translating, Right-to-Left, survey

Jan 05, 2012

Beta Tier and Testing

We push major code changes weekly on Tuesday evenings (Pacific Standard Time), and hotfixes throughout the week.

Every week, usually on Sunday evenings, we stage our weekly push, which happens on Tuesday evenings, on the beta tier. This provides ourselves 48 hours to test and find bugs before the build hits production. After Tuesday, while the beta tier is continuously updated with hotfix patches which are queued up for the daily hotfix release, the production tier is updated with the hotfix push in the evenings, Pacific Standard Time.

Beta and Production Mapping


Push schedule

DayBeta TierProduction Tier
SundayWeekly release (evening)Release from Tuesday prior + Hotfixes
MondayWeekly releaseRelease from Tuesday prior + Hotfixes
TuesdayWeekly releaseWeekly release is pushed
WednesdayWeekly release + HotfixesWeekly release + Hotfixes (evening)
ThursdayWeekly release + HotfixesWeekly release + Hotfixes (evening)
FridayWeekly release + HotfixesWeekly release + Hotfixes (evening)
SaturdayWeekly release + HotfixesWeekly release + Hotfixes (evening)

Tags: beta, Platform, testing


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